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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: thank you very, very much. thank you very, very much. welcome, welcome, welcome to "late night with jimmy fallon," everybody. happy monday to you all. hey, the yankees are back in the world series, you guys. [ cheers and applause ] yeah. they are playing -- they are playing the defending world series champs, the philadelphia phillies. [ cheers ] are you guys familiar with them at all? [ scattered cheers ] the roots are clearly from philly. interesting trivia, you guys, the last time these two teams met in the series. it was 1950 and the cost of a hot dog at yankee stadium back them was, get this, 17 bucks. [ laughter ] those are the good old days. simpler times back then. sportscasters, they're calling this the amtrak series, because
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for the same price of a ticket to the game, you could take a train to the moon. [ laughter ] so, it's pretty interesting. engineers in new york are concerned -- you're just getting that now? that's all right. take your time. [ laughter ] sometimes i go too fast. it's all right. engineers in new york are concerned. they're worried because the new yankee stadium has large cracks in the cement. that's bad. i haven't seen that kind of crack in a new york stadium since darryl strawberry retired. [ audience ohs ] [ cheers and applause ] what? >> boo! >> jimmy: darryl strawberry retired. [ laughter ] >> steve: hey-oh! >> jimmy: hey, guys, this is big news. president obama just declared the swine flu outbreak a national emergency. a couple of weeks ago it was like, "calm down, it's going to be fine." now it's a national emergency. i'm telling you, swine flu is a big threat, then it's not, then it is. make up your mind.
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this thing is like the brett favre of infectious diseases. [ laughter ] it's like, what do we got to -- what are we going to do with this thing? [ applause ] get your shots. hey, guys, it's almost halloween. i'm so excited. [ cheers and applause ] i'm excited. it's the one day every year i have an excuse to dress up like a slut. [ laughter and applause ] i'm not in costume, ma'am, okay. actually, this year for halloween, i'm tually going as a tv host who is about eight pounds heavier than he was six months ago. and yeah, i'm excited. i've been working six months on it, yeah. [ laughter ] my staff is really laughing at that joke. it is going to be a great halloween. retailers are predicting over $2 billion will be spent on costumes, and that's just lady gaga. it's just her. you guys, this weekend, the number one movie at the box
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office was "paranormal activity." it's a low-budget horror film about a couple that sets up a camera in their bedroom at night. the horror comes when she keeps waking up to talk about their relationship. it's like -- it's just chilling. it's like, you just want to -- did you guys see this? brad pitt was in a minor motorcycle accident in los angeles yesterday. he's completely fine. the only thing he broke was the record for most times being offered mouth to mouth. cops were pretty pissed at brad pitt because if he was 45 years old when he began riding his motorcycle in the morning, but he was only 3 years old when he crashed. and that's -- that's illegal. that's illegal. you can't -- a 3-year-old is not allowed to ride a motorcycle. some police officers in dallas are in trouble. they're giving tickets to drivers for not speaking english. of course, none the drivers knew they were getting a ticket, because the tickets were written
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in english. [ laughter ] dallas police, really? "thank you so much for this paper. this is great." "what a great day, i get this great paper. and the flashing lights and everything. thank you, thank you very much." "and i know english, too, now, apparently." [ laughter ] "i don't know how. i didn't back then. but now i do. rosetta stone. rosetta stone." [ laughter ] "it's this amazing --" "in six weeks or less, you'll be talking like this. this is crazy." hey, guys, a woman in malaysia got free air travel for life after she gave birth during a flight. i don't know. i think you should be rewarded for having a baby -- you shouldn't be rewarded for having a baby on a plane, you should be rewarded for sitting next to
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someone havina baby on the plane. okay. "that was some fluid. this is -- okay. can i move? okay, this is -- you see what is going on, right, okay?" "i just saw a placenta, okay. can i get some mixed nuts or something out of this deal? nothing?" [ laughter ] "okay. she gets everything. great, a baby and free travel. okay, great." you guys, a man in virginia was arrested and charged with indecent exposure for brewing coffee naked inside his own home. yeah, neighbors looked in his window and all they saw was chock-full onuts. and that's what they said -- >> steve: come on, that is insane. >> na, na, na, na, na, na, na! >> jimmy: that's my dance now. hands in the pocket dance. you guys, a 20-year-old -- >> steve: what was that? woo, it's monday!
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>> jimmy: yeah, that's right, chock-full of nuts. you guys, a 20-year-old dachshund terrier in england was declared the world's oldest dog by the guinness book of world records. the dog is 20 yes old, or, as they call him in china, stale. they eat dog in china, right? google it. google it. bing it if you want to, i don't care. you guys, an 88-year-old woman recently completed walking 10,000 miles of laps arnd her nursing home. she would have walked even more, but she finally found her room. [ laughter ] and that was just an interesting story. this was weird. i saw this, a newspaper in denver, colorado is looking for a critic to review medical marijuana for the paper. experts are calling huge victory for people whose guidance
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counselors said that wasn't a career option. that was a great one there. i really -- i should have just ended on that one. i flubbed the end of that one. and finally, here in new york, a woman was charged with assault after spraying her cab driver with pepper spray. on the bright side, it was the closest thing the cabbie's had to a shower in months. ladies and gentlemen, we have a great show tonight. give it up for the roots! ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: yeah! that sounded good. look at our set. we got some new, some cool stuff here for halloween. very decorated, looks nice. quest, you like that? you look good. like, front of, like, four flaming jack-o'-lanterns. [ laughter ]
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kind of awesome, i like that. well, we're going to make this, like, a halloween week. we're going to have a halloween theme week and some stuff coming on later in the week. you'll see. it's going to be spooky. and scary. quick thanks, over the weekend, i went to northeastern university. i performed stand-up comedy there, and it was super fun. i want to thank all the staff and all the kids and students for coming out for that. it was a great gig. i love boston, it's a great city. [ cheers ] i was actually -- i got caught in a lie this weekend. i was in -- i went to the -- i was in the aquarium in boston. i went to aquarium, i love aquariums. i went there, i had a great time. and i was just going to get -- i was tired by the end. so, i got in the cab to go back to the hotel. and this guy's driving. and he goes, "did you see the whales?" or something like that. and i just was, like, checking my e-mails, just tired. and i go, "yeah, yeah, i saw the whale." and he goes, "did you see the baby, too? or just the father, the mother?" i go, "i saw the baby." he goes, "how big was the baby." [ laughter ] i go, "like, baby whale size, i don't know." so, i'm totally lying.
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i never saw a whale, i don't know what he's talking about." so, then he goes, "how much does that cost, round-trip?" i go, "i'm sorry, what?" he goes, "how much does it cost round-trip?" i go -- now i'm thinking, "now i'm on a whale watch." [ lghter ] so, i go, "it was a gift. it was a gift, i don't know." [ laughter ] and he goes, "a gift? that's a nice gift. are you allowed to drink on the boat?" [ laughter ] and i'm like, "this is insane." he's like, "how cold is it on the boat?" so, i'm just like, "i'm on the phone, i'm sorry." i just pretended i was on the phone for a while. so, i want to apologize to that cab driver if he's watching. [ laughter ] i never actually saw a whale. i'm sorry, i went to the aquarium, i didn't see any whales. anyway, sorry. boston must be pretty upset because the yankees are in the series, and, yeah, they did not want that at all. but it's the yankees and the phillies right there. there's the -- yeah. the roots, i don't know if you guys know this, the roots,
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actually, they love -- they're from philadelphia, they love it so much they go home every night to philadelphia. i mean, you guys are really philly fans. >> tariq: oh, yeah. >> jimmy: so, this is going to be heated. >> tariq: yeah, we won't be friends after this series. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: we don't know what's going to happen. >> tariq: oh, we know what's going to happen. [ laughter and applause ] yeah! >> jimmy: it's going to be fun. we've got to think of something. we'll think of something fun to do there. anyway, we got a great show tonight for everybody. star of stage and screen willem dafoe is here, everybody. [ cheers and applause ] he's a good man. "project runway's" fashion mentor, tim gunn, is joining us. [ cheers and applause ] and then we got a performance of one of my favorite guys, one of my favorite singers out there. if you love dancing, you love rock stars. you love -- he might be in his underwear, i'm not sure, because this guy is -- har mar superstar is going to be here tonight, and he is awesome. [ applause ] fun show. happy to be back here. you guys, there's been a lot of
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stories out lately about all these dead celebrities that make even more money now than they did when they were alive. like, elvis, assuming he's actually dead, he still rakes in millions every year. he's got record sales, merchandise and especially velvet elvises. you know, those cheesy velvet paintings where he's actually -- he's usually cryi or something. beautiful paintings. well, those things sell like hotcakes. i mean, look at this chart here. see,ere's hotcakes. [ laughter ] and there's velvet elvis. [ applause ] they're selling, like, just crazy stuff. i don't even know. i mean, this is pretty wild. but what we have here tonight, we brought a bunch of new velvet elvises. or, velvet elvi, as i like to call them. [ laughter ] and you can see why they're such big sellers. i mean, it's pretty amazing. they do a good job of keeping these things current with the times. like, this first one here.
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here we go, this here -- this is a great one here. it's pretty cool. i get emotional whenever i see it. it's elvis crying with glenn beck. and there he is. you really get a sense of the pain and the hurt. and what are you going to do? they want their country back, you know? [ laughter ] this next one, it's kind of paparazzi-inspired. it looks like something out of "people" magazine. here he is. he's running shirtless on the beach with matthew mcconaughey. [ cheers and applause ] just broing it up. just being two bros. this one's going in my bathroom there. i like this. that's a great one, there. [ imitating matthew mcconaughey ] "all right, all right, all right." [ laughter ] "thank you very much." they just catchphrase it all the way down the beach. now, this next one -- this next one just screams "art" here. this is great. this is elvis going at it with gordon ramsay on "hell's kitchen." yeah. i think they're literally screaming the word "art" at each other. that's what they're doing. i cherish this one here. i would have paid thousands of dollars for it. luckily, i got it for 85 cents
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at a yard sale. i got this next one at a yard sale, too. now, this one is a real find. a real find because i found it, me. it's elvis playing wii tennis with old people. it's -- it's a craze at senior centers. and this velvet elvis is addressing that craze. because who else is going to do it? the government's not. this one's goi in my half-bathroom. and, also, if you didn't notice, he's wearing a bluetooth earpiece. and he's sending out tweets from his iphone. he's multi-tasking. and, of course, he's got a hopner bass from beatles rock band. so, this is, in case you forgot, this all current stuff he's doing here. it's amazing. is next one incorporates modern technology in it, too. and i must warn you, it's a little shocking here. turn the kids away from the screen. this is elvis taking a picture of his genitals for the purpose
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of texting it to someone. what the kids are calling "sexting." and parents, you can pretend all you want this stuff isn't happening, but the fact is, it is. and you need to know about it. and you need this velvet elvis to tell you. [ laughter ] watch this thing if you pull the string here. >> sexting is real, man. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: it talks to you. >> i swear, it's real, man. [ laughter ] >> steve: it's built into the painting. >> jimmy: it's built into the painting, yeah, yeah. >> steve: wow. what else does it do? >> what's up, steve higgins? >> jimmy: it says hi to you. it's just amazing. he can say anything you want him to say. what's your name? you want him to say your name? >> audience member: rachel. >> hey, rachel, what's going on? [ laughter and applause ] >> jimmy: this thing is amazing. >> steve: wow, that's crazy. >> jimmy: you can get it at yard sales -- it's phenomenal. of course, really, the topic is
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"sexting is real." this next one would be a great gift for any fan of sports or conspiracy theory thrillers. it's elvis doing an air jordan dunk on lebron james while reading dan brown's "the lost symbol" on a kindle. [ laughter ] and "the lost symbol" just came out, like, a month ago. so, you know that this is -- these artists are dedicated to ensuring that the timely nature of their work. here's my last one. the last one here. don't be disappointed. the last one. it's one of my favorites. because it really shows elvis in a modern day setting in the coolest way possible. personally, it proves to me that he's most likely still alive. it's elvis on a segway jumping over an atm machine. [ laughter and applause ] and this is a stunning work of art. [ cheers and applause ] yeah, it's pretty great. it's phenomenal. but it's based on what was probably my favorite and everybody's favorite elvis song of all time, "gonna jump that segway over that atm." [ laughter ] roots, you guys probably know
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that one, right? can you play us out? >> one, two, three, four. ♪ gonna jump that segway over the atm ♪ ♪ gonna jump that segway over the atm ♪ ♪ i'm gonna get some cash buy a ramp but then i'm going to be the air elvis ♪ ♪ i'm gonna jump that segway over the atm ♪ >> jimmy: oh yeah, thank you very much. we'll be right back with "freestyling with the roots," everybody. come on back! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ - ( wind blowing ) - ( humming holiday music ) ( humming continues ) ( inhaling deeply ) ♪ wow! ♪ when fragrance is your centerpiece, the holidays come alive. ♪
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gecko: yeah, 'course. boss: boy, did we miss you last week. that temp wasn't working out at all. exec: took me all morning but i got those quarterly figures for ... you. (hissing noise, gulping) gecko: aw, he ate all my mints. anncr: geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance. but it wasn't what i wanted to do, and i thought, i don't want to do this for the rest of my life i probably don't want to do it tomorrow. i told my dad, "i want to start a brewery." i told him, "i think you're crazy." i started sam adams with boston lager to make rich, flavorful beer. and he went and sold it one bottle at a time. no one had tried an american beer that had that kind of flavor.
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boston lager really was a groundswell. there's that saying, "do something you love "and you'll never work "a day in your life." i don't feel like i've worked for 24 years. ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: welcome back, everybody. thank you so much for watching. once again, give it up for the greatest band in late night, the roots. right there. you guys rock. [ cheers and applause ] i love you guys. thank you. every once in a while, we like to put the roots to test. now and then we call on random members of our audience and challenge the roots to make up a song about them on the spot. it's time for "freestylin' with the roots", everybody. ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: yeah! yes.
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here we are! you guys ready for this? ready to do it again? >> we're ready. >> jimmy: all right, roots. here we go. let's pick someone from the audience. who really wants a song about them? [ cheers and applause ] come on, everybody. right here. come on. stand up. look at this guy. absolutely. here you go. this mike's for you. good, man. there he is. how are you doing? >> great. >> jimmy: good. [ light laughter ] all right. what is your name? >> guy. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: we like to have the most generic audience members on earth. what was your favorite tv show as a kid? >> um -- [ laughter ] >> jimmy: hard to stump you -- yeah, with a tough question like that. what is your favorite tv show? >> "seinfeld." [ laughter ] >> jimmy: how old are you? "seinfeld"? >> yeah. >> jimmy: as a kid, what was your favorite tv show? are you 17? [ laughter ]
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>> something like that. >> jimmy: okay. you don't remember tv before "seinfeld"? you look great after the accident. i must say, you really look great. [ laughter ] all right. that's very good. so "seinfeld" is his favorite show asa kid. and what will you -- i can't believe this one. what will you be dressed for this halloween? >> a sexy nurse. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: did you have an accent for that answer? "a sexy nurse." okay. [ laughter ] he's got an accent. "i'm going to be a sexy nurse." [ laughter ] okay. roots, we have guy, who woke up every rning as a kid and had his mom and dad bring him over the television so he could watch "seinfeld." [ laughter ] and this halloween, he's going as "a sexy nurse." [ laughter ] now, halloween is a big party
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night for a lot of people, so roots, how about maybe some -- a little dance music like '90s dance hall music or something. [ light laughter ] >> like club, house music? >> jimmy: yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah. >> hang on. all right. start with the vocals there -- you hear that? [ laughter ] ♪ i wannabe your girl [ laughter ] >> do something else. do something else. ♪ uh, huh, uh huh, uh, uh uh, uh, uh, uh, uh, uh ♪ ♪ uh, uh, uh uh, uh, uh uh, uh, uh, uh, uh, uh ♪ ♪ when i saw guy outside of nbc walked in into the side rocking his -- he said "seinfeld" ♪ ♪ that was his special purse and then on halloween he be a sexy nurse ooh ooh yeahyeah ♪ ♪ ooh ooh yeah, yeah ooh ooh yeah, yeah roots crew holla roots crew holla ♪
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♪ roots crew holla yeah ya'll ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: that was great. good man, buddy. i'm going to cut across this time. i'm going to cut across. excuse me. yeah. how you doing? what's up, dude? how are you man, all good? good, man. good, man. hey, guys. how are you? hello. how you doing? excuse me. pardon me. [ laughter ] sorry about that. sorry about that. i apologize. i'm sorry, you all right? my wife is going to kill me. [ laughter ] be like, "you did that on purpose." hey, buddy, how are you? hey, very good, nice to have you here. wow. [ cheers and applause ] thanks for coming. honored to have you here. how are you? thank you very much for being here. [ cheers and applause ] that's so great of you. do you mind playing? >> certainly. >> jimmy: you can just laugh at them. [ laughter ] okay, here we go. >> i'm his support group. >> jimmy: all right, perfect.
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yeah. i appreciate you guys for being here. where are you from? >> i'm originally from norfolk, virginia. >> jimmy: what are you here for? just -- >> i am part of a group of students up here from the marine corps war college, we're up here for the week going around the stock exchange, a few other places. >> jimmy: oh really? very good. well, we are honored to have you here in our studio. thank you so much for everything you do fors. [ cheers and applause ] thank you. all right. this is for you. >> thank you. >> jimmy: all right. now, what is your name? >> scott. >> jimmy: okay, scott. i feel like i'm -- i feel like i'm being yelled at. [ laughter ] i didn't do anything wrong, it just feels very official to me. where are you visiting us from? virginia? >> from virginia. actually, the group comes up from quantico -- our class came up from quantico, virginia just south of d.c. >> jimmy: should i go with quantico, sir? [ laughter ] >> let's go with quantico so we can represent the class. >> jimmy: all right, quantico, that's easy to rhyme with. sorry roots. >> q-u-a -- >> jimmy: now this is a tough one. who are you rooting for in the word series? >> audience member: yankees.
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>> jimmy: and bear in mind, the roots are from philly. >> oh wow. i spent about four years of my life in pittsburgh area growing up as a kid and that you know, pittsburgh/philly rivalry kind of goes back a way far. [ laughter ] sorry, guys, i got to root for the yankees. >> jimmy: got to go for the yankees, all right. [ cheers and applause ] that's the way to answer it. good man. >> sorry, guys. i love you. >> jimmy: no offense, roots, no offense. questlove, no offense. [ laughter ] all right, here we go. quest, we have scott here. he's visiting from quantico. quantico, and for the world series, he's going to root for the new york yankees. [ cheers and applause ] and for this last one -- for this last one, let's do it in a style i know you love a little '70s funk like ohio players, something like that. [ light laughter ] he just said it's not philly so -- [ laughter ]
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but you'll get it. ♪ ♪ ow, ooh, yeah his name was scott he came from quantico, va. his favorite team was the ♪ ♪ yankees of pa. he going to watch the game but hey he said that i'm still if i inspect with that ♪ ♪ pittsburgh rivalry to root for the phillies ow of love the phillies ♪ ♪ ow the phillies for sure the phillies ooh ooh ooh [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: very good, man. thank you very much for everything you do. i appreciate it, thanks for coming here. have fun. it's not the phillies. thanks to these guys. thanks to the roots. when we come back, willem dafoe, everybody. [ cheers and applause ]
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: our first guest is an oscar-nominated actor whose credits include "spider-man," "platoon" and "the life aquatic." his new movie "antichrist" is in theaters now. please welcome willem dafoe, everybody. ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: willem dafoe! thanks for coming on, buddy. >> thank you. >> jimmy: i appreciate it, man. >> good, good. it's good to be here. >> jimmy: it's a little spooky, righ for halloween. do you get dressed up for halloween or did you? >> no, i -- you know, i do that all of the time. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: just get dressed up. >> well, that's my job. >> jimmy: exactly, right?
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well, you grew up in -- with a bunch of brothers and sisters, right? >> yeah, big family, five sisters, two brothers. >> jimmy: yeah, so i mean, it must be tough -- >> you know, i was thinking, you're from boston, right? >> jimmy: no. i'm actually -- no, everyone thinks i'm from boston, i'm from new york. >> oh, you are? >> jimmy: but you grew up -- >> wisnsin. >> jimmy: wisconsin, yeah, yeah, yeah. that must be tough for -- having all those kids and dressing them up in halloween costumes. i was always a hobo when i was a kid. [ laughter ] >> that was -- that was good. >> jimmy: that's the worst costume. i was like -- my mom would burn a cork and rub it around, and like, "you're a hobo" and give me an empty bottle of her wine or something. [ laughter ] i was like, "this is not a costume. what's going on?" >> same, same. >> jimmy: but the wisconsin -- also, you grew i know around an area, i wanted to talk to you about this. the kentucky fried theater. >> right, when i was a kid i used to go down to visit my older brothers and sisters who went to school in madison, at the university of wisconsin and there was this -- a group of i guess, ex-students that had a improv theater there. called "kentucky fried theater." and i think it was something that probably more than anything else inspired me to be an actor. >> jimmy: is that right?
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>> yeah. >> jimmy: well, the kentucky fried theater, if you guys don't know is the -- you definitely know their work, the zucker brothers from -- that did "airplane!" movies. all the "airplane!" movies. and "naked gun." >> yep. >> jimmy: and geniuses, comedy geniuses. >> beautiful. >> jimmy: they did -- they started in this theater. the kentucky fried theater. and then they made "kentucky fried movie," and then "airplane!" when did you ng out there? >> i think early '70s, i mean, i was a kid. >> jimmy: yeah, yeah. >> and you know, there were people that bought -- you know, rented a store front and they did improv theater in a small audience and it really made me realize, you know, if you want to make something, you just make it. you know, you don't wait to be asked. >> jimmy: it's not hollywood. >> no, not only that, they were doing stuff, you know, quick and stuff that pertained to them. it was good. it was real inspirational. >> jimmy: did you try any comedy or any stand-up? >> some -- well, not really. but i remember once for the wooster group, this company i used to work with -- >> jimmy: yeah. >> we'd do crazy things to research, i was inone day we saw
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an ad in i think, one of these like learning center or open center something like that, i don't know. >> jimmy: yeah. >> about how to become a stand-up comedian. so a bunch of us under aliases, not that anyone knew us, but we took on, kind of identities, and went there and took this stand-up class. >> jimmy: really? >> yeah, and it was kind of cool, because you know, we had this whole parallel life happening. it wasn't so much about the stand-up class, but we entered the thing. >> jimmy: yeah. >> yeah. >> jimmy: i -- >> i've seen the type goes into stand-up. >> jimmy: watch it. [ laughter ] it's weird though, when i started the stand-up and they made me take acting classes, like grambling is where i studied. because you're used to being on stage by yourself. >> yeah. >> jimmy: you know, when you're doing stand-up and acting every movie you act with people. so you have to be able to act with other people, so they were like -- so, that's how i learned to act. >> the thing i found out was -- i can do comedy, but i'm not a very good joke teller. >> jimmy: you're not good at all? >> no, i admire when i see you
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doing your thing. >> jimmy: oh, you're -- oh please. >> no, it's true. it's true. because you know, when i try to tell a joke, i always get distracted. [ light laughter ] no, i can never remember the important path to the punchlines. [ laughter ] no, i always get distracted and it's maybe why i'm an actor because while i'm doing it, i think the important part is some place else and i veer off. >> jimmy: you're like, "they walk into the bar. you get it?" [ laughter ] >> and this bar -- >> jimmy: "they walk in, man. they don't run in. they walk into a bar." [ laughter ] >> this is exactly what happens to me. >> jimmy: "they could have ran into if they wanted to --" and people are, "oh, forget it, man. tell me the punchline later." [ laughter ] the priest and the rabbi -- tell me about the "antichrist." >> what do you want to know? what can i tell you -- what can i tellou on tv? >> jimmy: oh yeah, it's not a funny movie at all. it's like a horror. >> depends. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: it's like a thriller. >> yeah, see it starts out as a relationship movie, this couple loses their child and the
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woman's very distraught to the point of catatonia and he's a therapist, i play the husband. we go to a cabin in the woods that we have and she's not getting better and i'm a therapist. so i make the kind of bad decision to try to help her myself. and we get there, and things go very badly. [ laughter ] so -- sort of morphs into a horror movie, but it's got real content and it's made by a great filmmaker, lars von trier. >> jimmy: yeah. >> and it's basically two actors. >> jimmy: amazing. really? >> yeah, me and charlotte gainsbourg, and she's fantastic in it. i can't say about me, but -- >> jimmy: well, you know what i was going to a you too, because now you're going back to comedy. a little bit. >> a little bit. >> jimmy: and theater, and you're playing -- well, it's "the idiot savant." look at this >> what have you got? >> jimmy: look at that. [ laughter ] see, there you go. tht's awesome. i didn't think you knew how to do comedy. [ laughter ] >> i can do better than that, believe me.
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>> jimmy: no, it's good. it looks like you are having -- what is this? is this dental floss you have hanging around your neck? >> yeah -- that is what we -- yes. >> jimmy: why? >> because sometimes it is better to keep your mouth shut, so i put that in my mouth every once in a while. >> jimmy: oh really? i can't wait to see this. and it's in -- starting tomorrow? >> you're going to come, right? >> jimmy: absolutely, buddy. >> a busy man like you. >> jimmy: i'll be there. i guarantee. i'm a man of my word. i'm from boston. [ laughter ] willem dafoe, everybody. his new play "idiot savant" begins tomorrow at the public theater in new york. stick around, tim gunn joins us next. come on back. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ok at this- motor oil on my husband's favorite shirt. did you say motor oil? can you help? i've tried these, without success. try this. spray 'n wash max has a new and improved formula with even more stain- fighting power, making it the unbeatable pre-treater! it has resolve power to break down tough stains right in front of your eyes better than the competition! it even outperforms the others on these dried-in stains! impressive! finally, this is perfect!
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♪ [ eers and applause ] >> jimmy: that was good. our next guest is the chief creative officer at liz claiborne and is the mentor and co-host of "project runway," which airs thursdays at 10:00 p.m. on lifetime. say hello to tim gunn, everybody!
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: there it is. very, very nice. >> look at this set. >> jimmy: right? [ cheers and applause ] they love you. they love you. >> the set is phenomenal. >> jimmy: and ellen waggett made the -- designed the set and did this. >> and ellen did your incredible green rooms. >> jimmy: yeah, right? do you like it? >> i'm in the bird room and i'm crazy about it, but it feels a bit like a colboration between norman bates and pee-wee's playhous [ laughter ] >> jimmy: that is what -- that summed our show in one sentence. [ laughter ] eah, it is. it's kind of cool, right? i love it. >> it's great. >>immy: today is our first day. did you like it, too, willem? >> willem: yeah. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: this is our first -- [ laughter ] was it odd? >> willem: what's that? >> you were in the lion room. >> willem: the lion room's beautiful. >> yeah. >> jimmy yeah, you like it? >> willem: kind of a bordello motif. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: yeah. we designed all of our dressing rooms, today was -- 'cause we
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were off for a week, and they re-did all our dressing rooms 'cause all the dressing rooms i've gone to on talk shows, they look like you're in a hospital ward. [ laughter ] but no one sees it, because no one has to spend money, because no one sees it back there. but the guests see it. and i know what it's like to be a guest so, i just wanted to make it like norman bates and pee-wee's playhouse. [ laughter ] >> they're wonderful. >> jimmy: they're cool, right? oh, yeah, and the music room is cool, too, we got like -- anyway, we'll talk later. but, yeah, i'm so psyched for halloween, do you dress up for halloween, or there must be a lot of pressure for you? >> you know, i love the holiday but i'm not a halloween dress up person, but i have to say something funny. a year ago i was in new orleans. i was there for my day job at liz claiborne and the hotel was having a great big halloween party and these two women ran up to me in the lobby and they said, "that's the best tim gunn costume ever." [ laughter ] and i said, "guess what?" [ laughter ] >> jimmy: "nice to meet you, i'm tim gunn," yeah. tell me about the season "project runway."
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it's heating up. it's down to the last six? >> we have six now. i can't believe it's been running by so quickly. but it's phenomenal. you know, at this point, it's really like the olympics in many ways. i mean, someone's going home, and it's going to be by a thousandth of a second. they're all so incredibly talented and i'm extremely proud of them. >> jimmy: yeah, and it's -- it's always exciting. you always have a little drama. >> we always have drama. it's fashion. if there weren't drama it wouldn't be fashion. >> jimmy: yeah, exactly. but your star is growing, if i can say this. >> no. >> jimmy: i heard -- i read somewhere that you're in the "sex and the sequel." "sex and the city" sequel. [ laughter ] >> well, actually i think "sex and the sequel" is a good title. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: that's a good name, right? >> it is a good name. >> jimmy: "sex and the sequel." i should trademark that immediately before the show airs. >> well, i'll put it this way, i filmed a scene and i am 99% confident it's gonna end up on the cutting room floor, and the scene -- i mean, the entire taping sequence was about 12 hours. and if we get 90 seconds of tape out of that i'll be surprised and my own part of it will be three seconds.
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so -- if it's in at all. >> jimmy: do you have any lines or just -- >> i do. >> jimmy: you do? you're one of the main characters? [ laughter ] >> no, hardly. i just -- i have this very small cameo and i'm on the red carpet and i see a sight, i won't give it away, i see a sight that's really quite disturbing from a fashion point of view. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: exciting, i love this. >> and i can't help but say something. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: i love that. this is good. and also on top of that, you're like a tide -- you're doing this thing with tide. oh, you know, i'm so -- i'm not a product placement pushing kind of person. tide came to me, they were developing a brand new detergent called tide total care and the reason they came to me is because it was about fashion. it's about taking higher end items and washing them, because with this product, you really can, and trust me, i've been through the science of it and they spent five years developing it. looking at beauty products.
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but here's my confession -- >> jimmy: that's a funny story. >> high end fashion maybe, but for me it's all about socks and underwear. honestly. [ laughter ] because i'm always buying new socks, i'm always buying -- and frankly, i always have been buying new underwear. [ applause ] but the color saturation remains absolutely the same as does the elasticity so, it suspends the integrity of the garment. >> jimmy: so tide wants you to talk about -- tide wants to talk about high fashion and you're like, "socks and underwear." >> "socks and underwear." >> jimmy: and they're like, "no. talk about high fashion." that's kind of -- i just think that's awesome. that's a really funny story, you're like, "no, socks and underwear." >> exactly. >> jimmy: "no, we could have had jimmy fallon talk about that." but, you're doing that, and i just want to ask you before we go because i know we gotta go to commercial, christmas, holiday season coming up. it's getting brisk outside. what's the must-have? what kind of jacket, north face? pea coat? >> that's it. pea coats. they're ck. they're all over the place, and frankly for most ofou, reach
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into your closet and you probably already have one already. >> jimmy: yeah. >> and if you don't, buy one. >> jimmy: i love it. he's the best. i love you. tim gunn, "project runway" airs thursdays at 10:00 p.m. on lifetime. tim gunn, everybody. har mar superstar performs next. come on back. he's got socks and underwear. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ first, we dig a hole next to the house. if it's not there, we dig by the septic tank 'til we find the problem. average repair costs six thousand dollars. monthly maintenance with rid-x? about six dollars. (announcer) use rid-x monthly to help keep your septic systems
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our next guest is one of the more unique performers to emerge in recent years, and he's here tonight to play "tall boy," the first single from his new album "dark touches." please welcome the one and only har mar superstar. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ i'm on fire baby there's no place to go so shed your clothes we'll stop, drop and roll ♪ ♪ i need a tall boy to crack it open with me don't be shaking come on let out the steam ♪ ♪ where's my tall boy to satisfy my needs i feel like drinking so come on get inside of me ♪ ♪ me and my girls gonna roll up i know you want to check us out beats in the back seat blow ♪ ♪ turn the whole scene down still talking about monday the weekend is over now not meeting no one halfway ♪ ♪ amateurs, get the hell out i don't see no ashtray so i'm gonna use the ground
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ladies, last call for ♪ ♪ hairspray back door is open now we'll get the parties jumping everything is flowing for free ♪ ♪ gonna grab a piece of something take it home with me ♪ ♪ i need a tall boy baby, pound for pound baby, ounce for ounce i nd a tall boy ♪ ♪ to get me outta the house having one right now cold shiny can come on let out the steam ♪ i need a tall boy ♪ ♪ don't think i'm falling in love now this is nothing but pure lust gonna use you up and get out ♪ ♪ like the cans i crush your puppy eyes are broken i'm not trying to be mean queen of the party's spoken ♪ ♪ jump on the floor with me i can feel the fire door empty dj is killing my groove just got the text you ♪ ♪ sent me time to make a move maybe not go ck to my house straight up to the v.i.p. all the pretty people ♪ ♪ lying on the couch till we get on the scene
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i need a tall boy baby, pound for pound ♪ ♪ baby, ounce for ounce having one right now cold shiny can where's my tall boy ♪ ♪ baby, pound for pound baby, ounce for ounce i need a tall boy to have a roll aroun♪ ♪ another now, cold shiny can come on get inside of me ♪ ♪ i'm on fire baby there's no place to go i'm on fire baby we'll stop, drop and roll ♪ ♪ i need a tall boy here's no place to go so shed your clothes i need a tall boy ♪ ♪ baby, pound for pound baby, ounce for ounce to crack it open with me help me shake it ♪ ♪ so come on, get inside i need a tall boy baby, pound for pound baby, ounce for ounce ♪ ♪ to crack it open with me help me shake it i need a tall boy
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to get me outta the house ♪ ♪ having one right now cold shiny can c'mon let out the steam come on, get inside me ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: that is -- are you all right? the man, the man, the legend. thank you, my friend. thank you. har mar superstar, everybody! check out his album "dark touches." see him on tour throughout the fall. we'll be right back. you're a legend. thank you, my friend. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ my favorite because it has so much flavor. so i wanted to design a glass that would enhance the taste of boston lager. we did a laser etch on the bottom. it releases the hops aromas this bulb is for collecti aromas. there's a little ridge on the inside. and that allows you to sense the hops
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as it enters your mouth. the way this hits your tongue, you really get the full flavor out of sam adams lager. having a boston lager in this glass was like tasting a boston lager for the first time again.
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: hey, everybody, my thanks to willem dafoe, tim gunn, har mar superstar and the greatest band in late night, the roots.

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